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Monsieur
used in War and Peace

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Definition
French equivalent to the English Mr.

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French equivalent to saying sir in English (a polite way to address a male)
  • Next day, which was yesterday, those gentlemen, messieurs les marechaux, * Murat, Lannes, and Belliard, mount and ride to the bridge.
    Book Two — 1805 (56% in)
  • "It is very good of you, Monsieur Pierre, to come and visit a poor invalid," said Anna Pavlovna, exchanging an alarmed glance with her aunt as she conducted him to her.
    Book One — 1805 (6% in)
  • "And what do you think of this latest comedy, the coronation at Milan?" asked Anna Pavlovna, "and of the comedy of the people of Genoa and Lucca laying their petitions before Monsieur Buonaparte, and Monsieur Buonaparte sitting on a throne and granting the petitions of the nations?
    Book One — 1805 (13% in)
  • "And what do you think of this latest comedy, the coronation at Milan?" asked Anna Pavlovna, "and of the comedy of the people of Genoa and Lucca laying their petitions before Monsieur Buonaparte, and Monsieur Buonaparte sitting on a throne and granting the petitions of the nations?
    Book One — 1805 (13% in)
  • Monsieur le Vicomte quite rightly supposes that matters have already gone too far.
    Book One — 1805 (14% in)
  • "The execution of the Duc d'Enghien," declared Monsieur Pierre, "was a political necessity, and it seems to me that Napoleon showed greatness of soul by not fearing to take on himself the whole responsibility of that deed."
    Book One — 1805 (15% in)
  • What, Monsieur Pierre....
    Book One — 1805 (15% in)
  • The Revolution was a grand thing!" continued Monsieur Pierre, betraying by this desperate and provocative proposition his extreme youth and his wish to express all that was in his mind.
    Book One — 1805 (15% in)
  • "But, my dear Monsieur Pierre," said she, "how do you explain the fact of a great man executing a duc—or even an ordinary man who—is innocent and untried?"
    Book One — 1805 (16% in)
  • "I should like," said the vicomte, "to ask how monsieur explains the 18th Brumaire; was not that an imposture?
    Book One — 1805 (16% in)
  • Anna Pavlovna turned toward him and, with a Christian mildness that expressed forgiveness of his indiscretion, nodded and said: "I hope to see you again, but I also hope you will change your opinions, my dear Monsieur Pierre."
    Book One — 1805 (18% in)
  • What an argumentative fellow you are, Monsieur Pierre!
    Book One — 1805 (20% in)
  • "Why should I mind Monsieur Pierre being here?" exclaimed the little princess suddenly, her pretty face all at once distorted by a tearful grimace.
    Book One — 1805 (21% in)
  • The three princesses have received very little, Prince Vasili nothing, and it is Monsieur Pierre who has inherited all the property and has besides been recognized as legitimate; so that he is now Count Bezukhov and possessor of the finest fortune in Russia.
    Book One — 1805 (83% in)
  • I confess I understand very little about all these matters of wills and inheritance; but I do know that since this young man, whom we all used to know as plain Monsieur Pierre, has become Count Bezukhov and the owner of one of the largest fortunes in Russia, I am much amused to watch the change in the tone and manners of the mammas burdened by marriageable daughters, and of the young ladies themselves, toward him, though, between you and me, he always seemed to me a poor sort of...
    Book One — 1805 (83% in)
  • Give my respects to monsieur your father and my compliments to Mademoiselle Bourienne.
    Book One — 1805 (83% in)
  • "Voila l'agrement des camps, monsieur le Prince," * said the staff officer.
    Book Two — 1805 (69% in)
  • "It is very strange, mon Monsieur Prince," said the staff officer.
    Book Two — 1805 (76% in)
  • Besides that, he sent greetings to Monsieur Schelling, Madame Schoss, and his old nurse, and asked them to kiss for him "dear Sonya, whom he loved and thought of just the same as ever."
    Book Three — 1805 (37% in)
  • "If it is true that Monsieur Denisov has made you a proposal, tell him he is a fool, that's all!"
    Book Four — 1806 (97% in)
  • "The chairman of the Committee on Army Regulations is my good friend Monsieur Magnitski," he said, fully articulating every word and syllable, "and if you like I can put you in touch with him."
    Book Six — 1808-10 (15% in)
  • "So Monsieur Kuragin has not honored Countess Rostova with his hand?" said Prince Andrew, and he snorted several times.
    Book Eight — 1811-12 (95% in)
  • Though the diplomatists still firmly believed in the possibility of peace and worked zealously to that end, and though the Emperor Napoleon himself wrote a letter to Alexander, calling him Monsieur mon frere, and sincerely assured him that he did not want war and would always love and honor him—yet he set off to join his army, and at every station gave fresh orders to accelerate the movement of his troops from west to east.
    Book Nine — 1812 (5% in)
  • Next day the following letter was sent to Napoleon: Monsieur mon frere, Yesterday I learned that, despite the loyalty with which I have kept my engagements with Your Majesty, your troops have crossed the Russian frontier, and I have this moment received from Petersburg a note, in which Count Lauriston informs me, as a reason for this aggression, that Your Majesty has considered yourself to be in a state of war with me from the time Prince Kuragin asked for his passports.
    Book Nine — 1812 (12% in)
  • Murat's face beamed with stupid satisfaction as he listened to "Monsieur de Bal-macheve."
    Book Nine — 1812 (16% in)
  • Next day Davout rode out early and, after asking Balashev to come to him, peremptorily requested him to remain there, to move on with the baggage train should orders come for it to move, and to talk to no one except Monsieur de Castres.
    Book Nine — 1812 (18% in)
  • Let Monsieur de Beausset enter, and Fabvier too," he said, nodding to the aide-de-camp.
    Book Ten — 1812 (70% in)
  • A few days later at one of those enchanting fetes which Helene gave at her country house on the Stone Island, the charming Monsieur de Jobert, a man no longer young, with snow white hair and brilliant black eyes, a Jesuit a robe courte * was presented to her, and in the garden by the light of the illuminations and to the sound of music talked to her for a long time of the love of God, of Christ, of the Sacred Heart, and of the consolations the one true Catholic religion affords in this...
    Book Eleven — 1812 (13% in)
  • Helene was touched, and more than once tears rose to her eyes and to those of Monsieur de Jobert and their voices trembled.
    Book Eleven — 1812 (13% in)
  • A dance, for which her partner came to seek her, put an end to her discourse with her future directeur de conscience, but the next evening Monsieur de Jobert came to see Helene when she was alone, and after that often came again.
    Book Eleven — 1812 (13% in)
  • Monsieur Pierre, you say....
    Book Eleven — 1812 (76% in)
  • Yes, my dear Monsieur Pierre, I owe you a fine votive candle for saving me from that maniac....
    Book Eleven — 1812 (77% in)
  • Oh, it was beautiful, Monsieur Pierre!
    Book Eleven — 1812 (77% in)
  • So much the better, so much the better, Monsieur Pierre!
    Book Eleven — 1812 (77% in)
  • Terrible in battle.... gallant.... with the fair" (he winked and smiled), "that's what the French are, Monsieur Pierre, aren't they?"
    Book Eleven — 1812 (77% in)
  • "These Germans are first-rate fools, don't you think so, Monsieur Pierre?" he concluded.
    Book Eleven — 1812 (80% in)
  • Am I not right, Monsieur Pierre?" said he, growing animated.
    Book Eleven — 1812 (81% in)
  • MONSIEUR LE PRINCE KOUTOUZOV: I am sending one of my adjutants-general to discuss several interesting questions with you.
    Book Thirteen — 1812 (8% in)
  • This letter having no other object, I pray God, monsieur le Prince Koutouzov, to keep you in His holy and gracious protection!
    Book Thirteen — 1812 (8% in)
  • What sunshine, Monsieur Kiril!
    Book Thirteen — 1812 (53% in)
  • Besides, Monsieur Kiril, you have only to say a word to the captain, you know.
    Book Thirteen — 1812 (53% in)
  • 'Monsieur Kiril is a man of education, who speaks French.
    Book Thirteen — 1812 (54% in)
  • It is for your sake I mention it, Monsieur Kiril.
    Book Thirteen — 1812 (54% in)
  • "Merci, monsieur," * said the drummer boy in a trembling almost childish voice, and he began scraping his dirty feet on the threshold.
    Book Fourteen — 1812 (39% in)
  • Bonjour, messieurs!
    Book Fourteen — 1812 (46% in)
  • "Well, messieurs et mesdames," said Nicholas loudly and with apparent cheerfulness (it seemed to Countess Mary that he did it on purpose to vex her), "I have been on my feet since six this morning.
    Book Fifteen — 1812-13 (53% in)
  • "No, Monsieur Dessalles, I will ask my aunt to let me stay," replied Nicholas Bolkonski also in a whisper.
    Book Fifteen — 1812-13 (65% in)
  • I will bring him to you directly, Monsieur Dessalles.
    Book Fifteen — 1812-13 (65% in)

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